A little bit of local history was made last Sunday as Villarreal prepared for their 'top-of-the-table' clash against the reigning Spanish champions - Barcelona. The Madrigal stadium was renamed el Estadio de la Ceramica, and the south stand was unveiled sporting a smart new coating of yellow tiles, which were used as a backdrop for a spectacular projection of the club's history and finest moments.
Here's a taste of the pre-match son et lumiere entertainment...
Inside the 'Ceramic Stadium' there was a heady atmosphere, and Villarreal rose to the occasion, taking the lead through Sansone early in the second half.
Just when it seemed that the evening would end in triumph for the Yellow Submarine, Messi stole the show with a trademark free-kick in the 89th minute.
While Villarreal justly felt robbed by such a late goal, the fans were left with unforgettable memories from the opening of another era in their club's history. Let's hope they can soon go one better than what is arguably their finest achievement - La Liga runners-up in 2008.
C'mon you yellers!
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